Pictured at the January 26th unveiling of the LiUNA Seniors Mental Health Outpatient Clinic are: Ms. Sera Filice-Armenio, President & CEO, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Foundation, Ms. Julia Baxter, Clinical Manager, LiUNA Seniors Mental Health Outpatient Clinic, Dr. Maxine Lewis, Clinical Head of Service, LiUNA Seniors Mental Health Outpatient Clinic & Outreach Programs, Mr. Joseph S. Mancinelli, International Vice-President & Regional Manager, LiUNA, Mr. Manuel Bastos, Business Manager, LiUNA, and Mr. Riccardo Persi, Secretary-Treasurer & Assistant Business Manager, LiUNA.
On January 26, 2015, The Labourers International Union of North America (LiUNA local 837) was on site at St. Joseph’s West 5th Campus to celebrate the naming of the LiUNA Seniors Mental Health Outpatient Clinic. The clinic was named in honour of a $500,000 gift from the union to St. Joseph’s Healthcare Foundation’s
Timeless Care, Tomorrow’s Discoveries Campaign in 2013.
The LiUNA Seniors Mental Health Outpatient Clinic provides programs and care for individuals aged 65+ who are living with anxiety, depression, substance use concerns, behavioural complications of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, or chronic mental illnesses like schizophrenia or bipolar disorder which are further complicated by the aging process.
“As the union that has represented and protected so many workers in this community, it’s incumbent on us to ensure that when those workers, or their friends, families, loved ones or neighbours require mental health care, or care of any kind really, they will be able to count on St. Joe’s. We hope our support of the Hospital will help to do just that,” said Mr. Joseph Mancinelli, International Vice-President and Regional Manager of LiUNA.
Foundation President & CEO, Sera Filice-Armenio spoke about LiUNA’s support of St. Joe’s at the unveiling event. “For twenty years, LiUNA has shown their support of St. Joe’s in so many ways: Through participating in events like the Around the Bay Road Race, sponsoring signature events like our Holiday Gala, and more recently through a remarkable campaign gift that is truly helping to support hope, healing and discovery at our Hospital. We’re honoured to have the LiUNA name associated with St. Joe's."